Civale (shoulder) was activated from Triple-A Columbus' 7-day injured list Saturday.
Civale should slot back into the Columbus rotation after missing just under two weeks with the shoulder issue. The young right-hander shined in a spot start with Cleveland back on June 22 but may not be on track to rejoin the big-league rotation anytime soon with manager Terry Francona seemingly content with Zach Plesac and Adam Plutko as the team's back-end starters.
Civale landed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Columbus with right shoulder tightness Wednesday.
It's not yet clear how much time Civale is expected to miss. The 24-year-old threw six scoreless innings in his big-league debut back in late June and has a 1.63 ERA in five starts for Columbus.
Civale was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Civale threw six shutout innings in his big-league debut Saturday against the Tigers, but there's no room for him to stick in the rotation for now with Mike Clevinger returning from an ankle injury on Friday. His strong showing should put him first in line the next time Cleveland needs a spot starter, however. Jon Edwards was recalled in a corresponding move.
Civale pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits with three walks and six strikeouts to earn a victory in his major-league debut against the Tigers on Saturday.
It's hard to imagine a better debut for the 24-year-old, who gave up just two infield singles and didn't allow a baserunner to reach third base. Civale actually only threw 46 of 87 pitches for strikes, including just four swinging strikes, but making it though six frames needing just 87 pitches in a major-league debut is quite impressive. This will likely prove to be a spot start for Civale, but if he receives another opportunity, owners should jump at the chance to plug him in the lineup, assuming he isn't in a terrible matchup.
The Indians officially called up Civale from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers.
Cleveland has yet to announce corresponding moves to open up spots on the 40-man and active rosters for Civale, who will be making his MLB debut in the penultimate game of the series. The 24-year-old has made six starts between Triple-A and Double-A Akron this season, compiling a 2.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB across 41 innings. Due to multiple off days in the schedule over the next two weeks, Cleveland can get by with a four-man rotation after Saturday's contest, so Civale will likely just be making a spot start before heading back to the minors.
Civale is expected to be called up from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the Tigers, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Civale will step into the starting rotation for Mike Clevinger, who landed on the 10-day injured list Friday with an ankle sprain. It's likely to be a spot start for the 24-year-old since the Indians won't require a fifth starter again until after the All-Star break. Civale has a 2.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB over seven starts between Columbus and Double-A Akron this season.
Civale (lat) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over five innings to earn the win in Double-A Akron's 15-2 victory over Reading on Saturday.
The right-hander was held back at extended spring training to begin the year due to a lat injury originally suffered in August of 2018. Civale allowed a home run and did not record a strikeout in his 2019 debut, but just getting back into a competitive setting is a big step forward. He threw 74 pitches and it would not be a surprise if his pitch counts remain limited for the foreseeable future.
Civale is in extended spring training rehabbing a lat injury, MLB.com reports.
He originally suffered the injury in late August of last year and is still dealing with the issue. Once healthy, he could return to Double-A or get his first taste of Triple-A
Civale was put on the 7-day disabled list Wednesday with a right lat strain.
Civale suffered the injury during Monday's start at High-A Akron, as he was able to record just one out before exiting the contest. With the end of the minor-league season quickly approaching, this may close the book on Civale's 2018 season.
Civale (lat) exited his start with Double-A Akron on Monday after recording just one out.
Civale was diagnosed with a lat injury, though the severity of the issue remains unclear at this point. That said, given how difficult lat injuries can be and how close it is to the end of the season, it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't pitch again for the RubberDucks this year. Prior to suffering the injury, Civale compiled a 3.89 ERA across 21 starts with Akron.
Civale (shoulder) is scheduled to be activated from the 7-day disabled list and start Wednesday for Double-A Akron.
The 22-year-old has been sidelined for a little over a month due to a sore right shoulder. Civale could face a more limited pitch count than usual in his return to action, but the absence shouldn't affect his status as one of the better pitching prospects in the Cleveland organization. The right-hander maintained a 2.51 ERA and 32:4 K:BB across 32.1 innings prior to landing on the DL.
Civale was placed on the disabled list with Double-A Akron due to right shoulder soreness.
Few details are known about the severity of the injury, so it's unclear how long he'll be out. Prior to hurting his shoulder, Civale produced a 2.51 ERA and 32:4 K:BB in 32.1 innings pitched for the RubberDucks.
Civale wrapped up a successful 2017 campaign with a 13-6 record, 3.28 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 27 combined starts for Low-A Lake County and High-A Lynchburgh.
Cleveland's third-round pick in 2016 didn't look great through 10 starts at Lake County (4.58 ERA), but his 53:5 K:BB over 57 innings was enough to earn a promotion. Upon joining Lynchburgh, Civale took his game to the next level. In 17 starts for the Hillcats, the right-hander went 11-2 while logging a 2.59 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 88:9 K:BB over 107.2 innings. Civale likely earned a place in the minors' upper levels next season after his 2017 breakout campaign.
Civale tossed eight innings on one-run ball, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out four in Monday's win at High-A Lynchburg.
Last year's third-round pick has been nothing short of impressive since receiving a promotion to open June. In three starts for the Hillcats, Civale is 2-1 with an impressive .161 BAA and 0.71 WHIP. He's posted a 96:16 K:BB over 113 innings in his minor-league career.
Civale was promoted from Low-A Lake County to High-A Lynchburg on Monday.
Civale, the Tribe's No. 20 prospect, was the team's third-round pick in last year's draft. A right-handed starting pitcher, Civale began his professional career at Low-A, where he managed a 4.58 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 10 starts. The 6-foot-2 dealer posted a ridiculous 53:5 K:BB while allowing just two home runs over 57 innings with the Captains. Civale, 21, likely won't move past Lynchburg this season, but a successful season with the High-A club will put him on the fast track to a big-league debut.
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